Majority Of Coronavirus Deaths Reported Outside China For First Time Since Outbreak Began: Live Updates

  • US virus death toll hits 9
  • 2nd case confirmed in NY
  • Oregon officials warn up to 500 cases may be in state already
  • US now screening everyone aboard flights from SK and Italy
  • Spain reports 1st death
  • 1st case confirmed in North Carolina
  • Westchester Temple closes
  • Italy mulls cancelling all sporting events for a month
  • 2nd NY case commuted to Manhattan, traveled to Miami
  • Chile, Argentina report first cases
  • Germany reports 46 new cases
  • 2nd case confirmed in New Hampshire
  • Santa Clara confirms 11th case
  • 1st case reported in Berkeley
  • Third case possibly identified in Fla.
  • Stocks surge, then fade, after surprise 50 bp rate cut
  • 4th person dies in France
  • Fauci says we should know soon whether Gilead’s vaccine will work
  • Son of Westchester corona case attended NYC school that closed
  • Pope tests negative for coronavirus
  • NYC high school closes over ‘suspected case of coronavirus’
  • Global case total passes 91,000
  • UK case total hits 51
  • US case total tops 100 across 15 states (including evacuees)
  • South Korea case total passes 5,000; death toll hits 34
  • Italian death toll surpasses Iran
  • Iran confirmed cases pass 2,000, 70+ dead
  • Head of European football says Euro 2020 will go on
  • 9 new cases confirmed in Japan

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Update (19305ET): Here are a few late-breaking virus stories we’d like to add before we starting winding down for the day.

Alphabet became the latest tech giant to cancel its developer conference (following Facebook’s lead): the annual Google I/O event has been cancelled over coronavirus fears.

Meanwhile, the Italian government is about to release a series of recommendations to try to halt the coronavirus outbreak, the Guardian reports.

The tips are contained in a document issued by the the country’s scientific committee that will be released within the next few hours. They include:

Social distancing: remaining away from crowded environments and maintaining a distance of two meters from other people; especially within enclosed spaces.

Greetings: avoiding kisses and hugs when greeting people.

Elderly population: people older than 75 years with underlying health conditions are advised to remain at home and avoid social events.

Moreover, the Juventus and Milan’s upcoming Italian Cup semi-final second leg match has been postponed. The match was meant to be held on Wednesday night and would have followed the 1-1 first-leg draw in Milan’s San Siro. The committee has called for all sporting events to be held behind closed doors.

The death toll from Covid-19 in Italy has risen to 79 and confirmed cases to 2.263, the emergency commissioner and civil protection chief Angelo Borrelli has said.


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